Who killed Aarushi: Nine years on, still no answers
NEW DELHI: Though the Allahabad High Court acquitted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar for the murder of their daughter Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj, the question that once again haunts investigators is who actually committed the murders.
Those who have been tracking the case closely told Millennium Post that weak evidence made the murder the “most mysterious” case in the country, leading to the acquittal of Aarushi’s parents.
The only evidence that led the Talwars’ conviction in 2013 was circumstantial and several questions in the case also popped up about the crime scene having bee interfered with.
Blood stains were seen on the walls, but no blood on the toys on Aarushi’s bed near the wall was a question that perplexed many investigators.
A wet patch on Aarushi’s bed indicated the sheet was cleaned with water.
However, had the Talwars ‘dressed up’ the scene, they would not have left the bloodied whiskey bottle, palm, and shoe prints around the house.
Retired Deputy Superintendent of Police K K Gautam, who had closely followed the case, stated that the punishment given to the Talwars was based on the closure report, which suggested that there was lack of evidence.
“During investigation, if there is lack of investigation, the case remains a mystery,” said Gautam.
Another point of contention was that at the time of Aarushi’s murder, when Nupur Talwar had made a phone call to Hemraj, he was already dead.
However, the identity of the person who answered Hemraj’s cellphone in the morning still remains a mystery.
Some witnesses were also reportedly coerced, and several tests, such lie-detection, psychoanalysis and narco analysis on several persons, took place.
Despite these tests, the murder remains a mystery.
Right from the beginning, the Talwars and their friends had accused the police of framing Rajesh in order to cover up for the poor investigation.
As a result, the Uttar Pradesh government had back then transferred the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation, which exonerated the parents and suspected their assistant Krishna and two other domestic servants Rajkumar and Vijay.
Based on the narco tests conducted on the three men, the CBI suspected they had killed Aarushi. They then allegedly murdered Hemraj for being a witness.